FOOD PANTRY

WHO WE ARE

The First Bethel Church (Premiere Eglise De Bethel) Food Pantry’s mission is to secure and distribute food to the needy in the name of Jesus in an effort to alleviate hunger in the Baldwin, New York area.  Our Pantry is a 100% volunteer organization.  We do not receive any government assistance for the procurement of food to operate our pantry.  We regularly provide 225 families with food each week.

WHAT WE DO

Our Food Pantry secures food and non-food essentials (toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc.) through purchases and donations. The Food Pantry purchases about half of what is distributed at significantly reduced costs through organizations such as Gleaners Food BankMeijerRed Gold Tomatoes and others. Donated items are received from individuals, churches, businesses, and organizations as well as the Midwest Food Bank, and local grocery chains such as Kroger, and many others.  We serve residents of Hamilton County each week without requiring them to meet any financial guidelines or requirements.

WE ARE A “CHOICE” PANTRY

We operate a “choice” pantry. This means each household coming to our pantry is permitted to shop through the pantry picking out the food and household items that they want and/or need. The amount of food and non-food items a client is permitted is based upon their family (household) size.

HOW CAN I HELP?

Have you ever known what it means to be hungry? Have you ever wondered where your family’s next meal would come from? We have people right here in our community that know these realities all too well.  Jesus told us that whenever we serve “the least of these” we are serving Him.

This is a great opportunity for you to be a part of this amazing mission of God. Below are several opportunities for you to get involved in this ministry. You can make a difference as you help fill people up with food and God’s love!

FOOD DONATION:

Shop to Help Stop Hunger!
When you are buying groceries you can do a lot of good by bringing home something to donate. Please select one or more canned or non-perishable food items such as:

Protein Sources
• Tuna, Salmon, etc.
• Beef Stew, Spam, Corned Beef
• Peanut Butter, 18 oz.

Vegetables
• Greens, e.g. Turnip, Mixed Vegetables
• Peas (green)
• Tomatoes, Corn, Green Beans

Fruits
• Peaches, Pears, Fruit Cocktail, Applesauce

Other Items
• Soups
• Sugar, 2 lbs.
• Dry milk
• Oatmeal, 18 oz.
• Macaroni & cheese
• Bags of dry beans
• Rice, 1 lb. or larger bags

Infant and Baby Care
• Diapers, all sizes
• Formula
• Baby food

Dietary Supplements
• Ensure

Please Note:
No glass containers or open packages

LOCATION

2079 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510

HOURS OF OPERATION

Sunday’s: 2:00 to 4:00 pm

 

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